Machinery noise

All machines and devices emit noise to the environment while they operate. There are normative documents defining the measurement method and permissible noise that can be emitted to the natural and working environment. These documents, which are listed below, oblige manufacturers, importers and users to measure the noise and, if necessary, take the appropriate technical measures.

The Outdoor Noise Directive 2000/14/EC, together with the subsequent amendments included in Directive 2005/88/EC applies to machinery and equipment used outdoors (emitting noise to the environment). This machinery is a subject to the restriction and indication of the guaranteed sound power level, as specified in the annexes to this Directive, and to ensure the permissible noise level in serial production.

The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC defines the requirements for the noise level at the operator's position and contains information on the sound power emitted by the machines and devices, which should be included in their documentation.

Our measurement instruments are useful for:

  • Measurement of machinery and equipment noise.
  • Design and selection of sound-absorbing barriers.
  • Determining the sound power emitted by machines and devices.